J-Rod’s Week 7 Section 9 Football Picks


  • Ellenville at O’Neill, 6:30 p.m.: Talented O’Neill RB James Tehui-Matautia coming off biggest game of year in loss to Dobbs Ferry, 170 rushing yards and a TD.
    T The pick:  he pick: O’Neill
  • Pine Bush at Newburgh, 7 p.m.: We find out if Pine Bush belongs in “The Big 3” conversation or not.
    The pick: Newburgh
  • Valley Central at Monroe-Woodbury, 7 p.m.: Only one week until Monroe-Woodbury vs. NFA.
    The pick: M-W
  • Middletown at Washingtonville, 7 p.m.: Middletown QB Dalton Howell (321 yards, 4 TD’s) helped Middies overcome 21-point deficit at Kingston last week.
    The pick: Middletown
  • Warwick at Kingston, 7 p.m.: Kingston giving up an average of 50.3 points per game this season.
    The pick: Warwick
  • Minisink Valley at Cornwall, 7 p.m.: Cornwall still reeling from sudden departure of coach Mike Connolly last week, but ready for one of most anticipated games of year.
    The pick: Cornwall
  • Saugerties at Wallkill, 7 p.m.: Look at Saugerties on 3-game winning streak. Walkill is dangerous.
    The pick: Saugerties
  • Highland at Marlboro, 7 p.m.: Highland on the comeback this year, but big, bad Marlboro is the true measuring stick.
    The pick: Marlboro
  • Chester at Millbrook, 7 p.m.: Expect RB Mike Sannino and Chester to respond well after last week’s loss to Chester.
    The pick: Chester


  • Liberty at Burke Catholic, 12:30 p.m.: Liberty now playing like the Liberty we expected, but BC too much.
    The pick: Burke Catholic
  • Roosevelt at Monticello, 1:30 p.m.: Roosevelt and Monticello two of Section 9’s remaining five winless teams.
    The pick: Roosevelt
  • Port Jervis at Rondout Valley, 1:30 p.m.: RV has allowed just 9 points per game during 3-game win streak.
    The pick: RV
  • N New Paltz at Goshen, 3 p.m.:  ew Paltz at Goshen, 3 p.m.: Fresh off Spirit Trophy win, Goshen looks to keep this party going by winning the Class A Division II title.
    The pick: Goshen
  • Red Hook at Onteora, 3 p.m.: Red Hook breaks four-game losing streak.
    The pick: Red Hook
  • Vallhalla at Spackenkill, 3 p.m.: Spackenkill RB’s Dhyquem Lewinson (871 yards) and Nasir Steward Milligan (840) both looking to join 1,000-yard club.
    The pick: Spackenkill

Eight-man football

  • Sullivan West over Fallsurg
  • Dover over Eldred
  • Pine Plains over Tri-Valley
  • Pawling over Roscoe

JRod’s Record

  • Last week’s record: 18-2
  • Season record: 93-20